2019 Red Cross Humanitarians of the Year for Manitoba Announced

Topics: Manitoba, Winnipeg, Philanthropy News
Jason Small | June 21, 2019

Cameron Adams and Senator SinclairThe Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce Senator Murray Sinclair has been selected as the 2019 Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year for Manitoba and Cameron Adams of Gimli is the 2019 Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award for Manitoba.
Sinclair and Adams will be celebrated and receive their awards at the Canadian Red Cross Power of Humanity Awards Luncheon in Winnipeg on Sept. 6, 2019.
“Sinclair and Adams are tremendous examples of the difference one person can make in their communities and around the world. The Red Cross is thrilled to honour them for the work they have done,” said Shawn Feely, Canadian Red Cross vice-president, Manitoba and Nunavut.
Quick Facts:
  • Senator Murray Sinclair will receive the 2019 Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for Manitoba because of his tireless work towards reconciliation and inspiring others to do their part for reconciliation. He served as co-chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Sinclair has also volunteered for numerous organizations including Scouts Canada, the John Howard Society, and the Ma Mawi Wi Chitata Centre. He has received honorary doctorates from more than a dozen Canadian universities. Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for more than 25 years. He was the first Aboriginal associate chief justice appointed in Manitoba and the second Aboriginal judge in Canada. He was appointed to the Senate on April 2, 2016.
  • Cameron Adams is being honoured with the 2019 Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year Award for Manitoba because of his passion for helping people and his dedication to reconciliation. Adams is working on a soon-to-be-released app that aims at revitalizing the Swampy Cree language. He also teaches Swampy Cree to middle school students. Adams has participated in numerous Habitat for Humanity builds in Canada and around the world. A current student of the University of Winnipeg, Adams finds time to volunteer with the Bear Clan Patrol, assist at university events, serve as the University of Winnipeg Indigenous Students’ Association male co-president and volunteer with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
  • The Luncheon will be held at the Fairmont Winnipeg on Sept. 6, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Individual tickets are $80.
  • A table of eight is $600.
  • Tickets can be purchased online at redcross.ca/MBPOH2019.
  • Proceeds from the event will fund Red Cross programs and services across Manitoba.
About the Canadian Red Cross:
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 190 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.
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